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BUILT ON SACRED GROUND. Considered the third holiest Muslim site, the iconic gray-domed Al-Aqsa Mosque sits on the southern end of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. When Herod the Great expanded the sloping southern end of the Temple Mount with massive buttress walls, vaults and dirt fill, he constructed the Royal Stoa where Al-Aqsa stands today.